Friday, July 13, 2007

Are You The Caregiver For An Elderly Parent?

Are you the caregiver for an elderly parent? If you are then you may be eligible to be designated as their official caregiver. As their caregiver you will get paid as being their caregiver.

Why is there a program like this? Because it is felt that older people would like to stay in their homes as long as possible. It also lightens the burden of the nursing homes thus it lightens the burden of the staff that are working in nursing homes.

If you are the caregiver for an elderly parent it is more than likely that you have had to give up your job. Being paid to be the caregiver would help you to have some extra income plus best of all you'll be able to take care of your elderly parent and get paid for it.

2 comments:

RickC said...

Is the following feasable and legal:
Suppose you have a parent who is elderly and needs care can you...

Have the parent and some relatives pay you to be the caregiver?
You can then fill out a 1099 for self employment...label yourself as a Independant care giver...pay taxes and social security?

Rose said...

Actually to be on the safe side I suggest that you contact a professional who knows more about the legal ramifications of doing this.

I do know that if you are paid a salary you have to report it.

I also know too that there are grant programs in some areas where a family member can be paid to be a caregiver - but please be sure to read and know what you are getting yourself (and your family members into)